I often see people arguing fiercely whether this or that is down to nature or nurture, and I can’t help but feel silly about the whole thing. I mean, is there anything that is not nature? Everything we perceive as nurture is actually nature. Everything we do is nature. All our concepts stem from nature. Take beauty for example – our notions of it are basically an extension of harmonious patterns found in nature. All the art we create is inherently natural.
And James Brunt went to prove it. He’s creating works of art using nothing but objects found in nature. He lives in Yorkshire, England, and he’s dotted the landscape with his intricate art.
Brunt uses anything from leaves, berries, to little twigs and rocks he finds on the beach, or on the side of the road. Then, the artist arranges them meticulously into concentric circles, spires, spirals, or other intricate patterns. One could say these are mandalas, but the mandala is made of sand and is a flat circle. What James Brunt does, seems to me, to be markedly different.
Check out his delicately beautiful artworks below.